What a crazy start to our week! I hope everyone made the most of our unexpected days off. I thoroughly enjoyed my sleeping in and down time to relax. I was hoping we'd write about our snow adventures, but since we didn't have snow I skipped over that idea.
We shared a little more than half of our constellation projects yesterday and finished the others today. I enjoyed the facts and presentations. Mr. Giesler dropped by to listen yesterday and was also impressed. Thank you for helping your child learn more about stars and constellations.
Today we started reading Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon. We read and discussed chapter one as well as answering comprehension questions. I reminded the class to always read the questions first when possible because it helps your brain tune in to the necessary information as you read. This book is wonderful because the characters are entertaining you while you learn important moon facts. The language and word choice are also excellent examples of creative writing. We didn't learn anything about the moon today as the author was giving us the setting and introducing the characters. Your child should be able to tell you this information as well as the problem the children are trying to solve.
No LHJ today. We're trying to get caught up on all of the things we missed on Monday and Tuesday. We also haven't had time to read all of the letters from last week. Sorry!
Here are some possible books for the Carmen Agra Deedy hat book report. The directions for this project went home on Wednesday. Please e-mail me if you have any questions. Let's celebrate reading! Please submit a picture of your child reading in a special place. Here are the directions. Anyone who submits a picture from our class will receive a homework pass. Homework passes will be given out during this week. Have fun and be creative!
I wanted to make you aware that the Jackie Robinson assessment in your child's folder today has 2 different grades. The one at the top on the front is the comprehension grade. The grade next to the checklist at the bottom of the back page is an editing grade. Your child had the biography to use to complete this activity.
We reviewed apostrophes in contractions yesterday and will be having a test on them next week. Today we had our first formal introduction to apostrophes in possession. Ask your child to tell you about the story Mrs. Kenworthy read to the class today.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love and friendship! Thank you for all of the delicious candy and beautiful flowers. I feel so loved!
A huge thank you to Neill, Andrew, Jillian, Lily, and Finnly for bringing in the Oreo cookies for this fun activity and to Mrs. Thomas for helping us in the science lab make the phases of the moon. We had fun and learned a lot! Enjoy the pictures!
Just a reminder that the constellation project is due on Monday. Don't forget to practice reading the facts.
We've read several versions of the story about Goldilocks and the three bears. Ask your child to tell you about them. I wonder which was your child's favorite.
Last week we read this book and created a book report in the media center with Mrs. Kenworthy and Mrs. McReynolds. Here are the pictures of the partners hard at work writing, drawing, and painting. If you have a free moment, pop into the media center to see the completed reports.
Mrs. Ofiara shared a wonderful story with the class today called The Recess Queen. It has a wonderful message about how to react and deal with bullies/bullying. Please ask your child what he/she learned.
Today we started a new pocket story. Hopefully your child can retell this story to you.
I am taking a personal day tomorrow to attend something for my son at Mabry. A wonderful teacher will be my substitute tomorrow. She's a former Garrison Mill teacher and taught my son in first grade. Please remind your child to show Mrs. Dion the same respect as would be shown to me.
1. Trey 20.3 2. Jillian 11.7 3. Griffin 8.2 4. Peter 7.7 5. Sofia 6.6
Congratulations to our top 5 for Accelerated Reader points this week. I'm impressed that we have 4 students who have all of their points. Yipee!
Thank you to everyone who has already completed the blog survey. Please make sure at least two people from every family have taken the survey. However, the more the merrier. Encourage siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors to join in the fun too! I wonder if Freddy will have time to take the survey. I hope so!
Please ask your child to tell you about today's performance in the cafeteria. It was AMAZING! Thank you, PTA!
Today we finished our opinion writing that we started last week. The plan sheets were sent home. The finished product will be displayed in the hall. Please pop on over to our neck of the woods to enjoy them. The self-portraits will make you giggle!
Friday is picture day. We'll be taking the class picture as well as individual pictures for anyone who returns their form and money. We take our pictures in the morning so please make sure your child is on time and smiling.
This is the latest Jan Brett book we've read in class. It is a wonderful African folktale that teaches an important lesson (always do what you say you're going to do). Hopefully your child can tell you all about it. Please include this book in your dinner or driving discussion as the class will be doing a book report on it Thursday. Have your child tell you the best part, the moral, the characters (main and secondary), setting, problem, and solution. Having your child talk about it will help when writing about it.
Please take a minute to have at least 2 people from your family answer the following survey question. We'll be using the survey results to create a graph with Excel. Click on "COMMENTS." Please type your name at the bottom after typing your answer in the box. You are welcome to encourage family to answer but please ask them to include who they are related to along with their name. Please include both the letter and the food in the answer box. Please don't be alarmed if you don't immediately see your answer appear as I will have to approve all posts first. Thanks for participating! :)